Backbeat: Martina McBride, Scott Borchetta, Jimmy Harnen Attend Big Machine Showcase At CRS
Backbeat: Martina McBride, Scott Borchetta, Jimmy Harnen Attend Big Machine Showcase At CRS

bmlg Featured below from L to R: (back) Jay DeMarcus, Chris Thompson, James Young, Joe Don Rooney, Jon Jones, CMT's Brian Phillips, Cherrill Green, and Dean Berner. (middle) Reid Perry, Kimberly Perry, Sunny Sweeney, Thomas Rhett, Gary Levox, Mike Eli, Martina McBride, Hannah Blaylock and Greg Bates. (front) Justin Moore, CMT's Cody Alan, Brantley Gilbert, Neil Perry, BMLG President/CEO Scott Borchetta, Republic Nashville President Jimmy Harnen and Ella Mae Bowen.

The Big Machine Label Group held a showcase for their roster at 3rd & Lumley, co-hosted by CMT Radio, at the outset of Country Radio Seminar week.

While the label group's top star Taylor Swift was not in attendance as she is promoting her vocal starring appearance in animated feature " The Lorax," while also preparing for a nearly month-long trip to Australia to close out her World Tour. Among those in attendance (besides the acts cited below) were Swift's parents Scott and Andrea, her manager Robert Allen, 13 Management's Frank Bell, and radio legend Bob Kingsley, who hours earlier was bestowed the President's Award at the Country Radio Hall of Fame Dinner. The President's Award is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the marketing, production, growth and development of the Country Radio Seminar and the multiple services that it provides to the country radio and music communities.